Court documents: Woman confesses to 1987 kidnapping
January 24th, 2011
12:30 PM ET

Court documents: Woman confesses to 1987 kidnapping

A woman suspected of snatching an infant from a New York hospital in 1987 confessed to the alleged abduction, according to court documents filed Monday.

Ann Pettway told federal investigators she kidnapped Carlina Renae White - who has since reunited with her biological mother - after suffering several
miscarriages, said the complaint filed in federal court in New York.

The 44-year-old Pettway turned herself in Sunday morning at the FBI office in Bridgeport, Connecticut, FBI spokesman William Reiner said.

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  1. Wendy Martinez

    Ann Petway was not sorry that she caused a lot of pain–only sorry that she got caught. If she had felt some sort of empathy at all for the mother's life she turned upside down she would have brought the girl back a long time ago. It is terribly unfortunate that she suffered miscarriages but it is no excuse to do what she did.

    January 24, 2011 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Mmmmm

    So typical, she might get off with an insanity plea. Those hormones swing so miserablly with miscarriages this girl had several of them and probally wasn't thinking straight. But having children isn't a right. But you have to wonder what kind of mother was Ann for you don't go looking for other parents if you already have the greatest mom in the world. No matter the outcome Ann is the mom who raised this child.

    January 24, 2011 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  3. redsnoflake

    really, we're going to blame her behavior on emotions after miscarriages? Was she having those chemical imbalances and emotional issues for 23 years? I could understand at first, but after a certain amount of time she could have come clean with her crime! That poor child stated she never felt like she fit it, NO WONDER! I'm sorry you had miscarriages, but your pain does not justify you hurting another family. EVERY DAY for 23 years that childs mother cried her self to sleep, worried, or watch other little children in public places, hoping one of them would be hers, and you think "Hormone swings" makes all of that permissible?

    January 24, 2011 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  4. beezo

    look at her illl and she probly thinks she should get off cause it was a long time ago

    January 25, 2011 at 12:42 am | Report abuse |
  5. beezo

    Eletric chair fry her azz at flava flavs new chicken joint

    January 25, 2011 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |